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Historical Piano Concerts Series
at the
Ashburnham Community Church
Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Sharona Joshua ~ Historical Piano Concerts, May 15, 2011 Sharona Joshua, piano
(Click on name for Bio)


A Reconstruction of Clara Schumann’s
London recital
of  Wednesday, February 1, 1871

Piano Sonata No. 18 in Eb, Op. 31, No. 3, "Die Jagd"  (1802)

Ludwig van Beethoven
1.  Allegro
2.  Scherzo: Allegretto vivace
3.  Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso
4.  Presto con fuoco
Allegretto grazioso in A, Op. 62, No. 6, "Frühlingslied"  (1842-44)
Felix Mendelssohn
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6  (1837)

Robert Schumann
Heft I:
  1. Lebhaft
  2. Innig
  4. Ungeduldig
  5. Einfach
  6. Sehr rasch
  8. Frisch
  9. Lebhaft
Heft II:
  10. Balladenmäßig: Sehr rasch
  11. Einfach
  12. Mit Humor
  13. Wild und lustig
  14. Zart und singend
  17. Wie aus der Ferne
  18. Nicht schnell
I am playing the abridged version of the Schumann Davidsbündlertänze recorded by Fanny Davies. We know for a fact that Clara never played no.7, for instance, in public, as it must have meant a lot to her. Hence, Fanny did not record it either. I haven't yet gotten to the bottom of why she omitted the other 3 dances, and probably never will, however, as this is a reconstruction program, I thought I ought to be faithful to Fanny Davies's rendition of it. 

Hence the following dances are omitted:
Heft I:     3 - Mit Humor    7 - Nicht Schnell
Heft II:    15 - Frisch    16 - Mit gutem Humor



Concerto nach italienischem Gusto in F, BWV.971  (publ. 1735)

J. S. Bach
Arisoso in d: Andante
Prelude in e, Op.35, No. 1  (1837)        from Six Preludes & Fugues

Nocturne in g, Op. 15, No. 3  (1833)

Frédéric Chopin

Fantasie-Impromptu No. 4 in c#, Op. 66  (1835)


Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1871, from The Frederick Collection

All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection

Ashburnham Community Church: Main Street (Rte. 12) at Chapel Street

Admission: $10.00 /adult (children and students, free)

The building is wheelchair accessible.

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